Examples of trite in a Sentence
- The wrong sort of built environment, she argued, wrecked the social fabric of cities. This view seems almost trite today, but in the 1960's it was insurgent. —Robert Kuttner, New York Times Book Review, 12 Mar. 2000
- Experts are always unique (their tritest pronouncements are packaged as news) … —Wendy Kaminer, New York Times Book Review, 11 Feb. 1990
- Its wares are soiled with frequent handling; its styles are so hackneyed, trite, and homogeneous, they constitute a single style … —Joyce Carol Oates, The Profane Art, 1983
That argument has become trite.
by the time the receiving line had ended, the bride and groom's thanks sounded trite and tired
Recent Examples of trite from the Web
To say the Temptations are the soundtrack to a generation is both trite and also not totally accurate — try multiple generations.
West also drew immediate criticism online with writers and political commentators calling his comments on slavery trite and dangerous.
Doesn’t art have to risk more sentiment and a less ambiguous ending to make its point, or would that be too trite?
But, the beauty of comics is that even in the quaint and the trite, the seeds of sagas are planted.
Wolff might have used this trite language to note his subjects' limited thinking and vocabulary.
The trite aphorism used most often by the organization that has become a willful accessory to thousands of American murders explains it best: Guns don’t kill people ...
No, this wasn't some trite January matchup on a chilly Cleveland night.
Lamm endears, despite Osborn’s lines that require her to burst with trite generalities and platitudes.
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boring, colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, humdrum, leaden, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, prosaic, stodgy, stuffy, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome, weary, wearying;
Synonym Discussion of trite
- "you win some, you lose some" is a trite expression
- all of the metaphors and images in the poem are hackneyed
- views of minorities that are stereotyped and out-of-date
- a mystery novel with a threadbare plot
TRITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trite for English Language Learners
: not interesting or effective because of being used too often : not fresh or original
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